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Individuality Quotes

10 of the best book quotes about individuality
  1. #1
    “We do not believe our own thought; we must serve somebody; we must quote somebody; we dote on the old and the distant; we are tickled by great names; we import the religion of other nations; we quote their opinions; we cite their laws.”
  2. #2
    “And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.”
  3. #3
    “Some walks you have to take alone.”
  4. #4
    A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!
  5. #5
    “He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum”
  6. #6
    “So I . . . watched the once amorphous student body separate itself into hundreds of individuals. The pronoun ‘we’ itself seemed to crack and drift apart into pieces.”
  7. #7
    “Everybody likes to go their own way—to choose their own time and manner of devotion.”
  8. #8
    “Ironically, as we discovered and distinguished ourselves, a new collective came into being—a vitality, a presence, a spirit that had not been there before.”
  9. #9
    “She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school. In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was . . .”
  10. #10
    “She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”
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Maniac Magee
I Can Be Anything book
5.1
word play · imagination · growing up · jobs and careers
I Can Be Anything
Independence Day · history · family · holidays
My Fourth of July
Jake and Lily book
5.8
empathy · forgiveness · honesty · being yourself · bullying
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5.8
family history · moms · family · love
Mama Seeton's Whistle
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